Worldwide Christians: It’s Amazing!

Do you ever stop to think about how much stuff you have accumulated over the years?  Are your closets, bedrooms, extra storage spaces, basements, sheds, garages full of junk, good junk, and unwanted?  Do you ever put the stuff in boxes to give it away, then, take it out of the boxes telling yourself to keep it for later usage????  Do you ever tell yourself that you paid too much money for certain items just to give it away?????

Most of the time, we don’t need the stuff we buy.  Sometimes we say, I’ll use this dress or shirt on my vacation…I’ll wear these shoes or boots to church next Sunday or at the Christmas Party…I’ll give this or that to the lady’s kids down the street…I’ll donate this or that to the Goodwill…I’ll save this for next year (after I lose ten pounds)… and so on.   Does this ever happen to you? 

After while,  a little voice tells us to give that stuff away to this person or to some organization.  So, we obey the Voice of the Lord and we give the stuff away.  But what joy we have seeing someone else receive a lovely coat, shoes, bed, mattress, sheets, towells, blankets, a set of dishes, coffee or tea pot, kids’ clothing…or whatever.  Now our closets are half full or empty.  Praise the Lord!    SOON, WE FIND OURSELVES IN THE STORES OR MALL AGAIN FILLING UP THE EMPTY SPACES.  So the process starts all over again.

GET RID OF NEGATIVE SPIRITUAL JUNK:  Just as we give excess junk away, we should get rid of excess spiritual junk that weighs down our soul!  Get rid of negativity:  the stress, worry, backbitting, slander, pain, hurt, what somebody said to you or about you, etc.  The enemy knows how these things hurt our souls!  The Bible says to count it all joy when you are persecuted for righteousness sake! Are we any better than Christ?????   And, we know that Christ suffered!  The Just hung and died for the unjust!  If the Master suffered, what about His servants? 

If we are reproached for the name of Christ, HAPP Y GLAD  are we because  the SPIRIT OF GLORY AND OF GOD rests upon us!   Now that’s something to put in a bottle and cast upon the sea!  Tell that to Wilson!  When people talk about you and say ugly things, be glad because the SPIRIT OF GLORY AND OF GOD is resting upon you!  You are a light unto the world and that light should not be hid under the table nor fading in and out!  Instead, the LIGHT should be sitting upon the post for all to see!  When the light is on, then, all deeds (good and bad)  will be revealed out in the open. Some people like to hide in the dark because they don’t want to walk in the Light!  One day, The Light will shine upon them and they will loathe themselves.  So, its better to come out of Babylon to serve THE LIVING GOD while it is day!  Time is getting shorter and shorter!   

Isn’t it Amazing how the Lord blesses us?  He gives us the desires of our hearts but we must learn to obey His Word.  The Lord GOD delights in us WHEN we delight ourselves in His Word!  When your child obeys you, you give him a reward.  You are happy that the son or daughter is obedient to you.  For example, if you say wash the dishes and make-up your bed and the child obeys, you are satisfied.  On the contrary, you will not reward ill behavior!  GOD  is our Heavenly Father and He gives us chores to perform!  When we fail to do what’s right, He punishes us!  But if we obey Him, He gives us the desires of our hearts!!!  

HELP COMETH FROM THE LORD!   Isn’t it Amazing how the Lord GOD comes to our rescue?  Have you ever been in need of healing, a job, a friend, a place to stay, money, food, hope, understanding, wisdom, direction, care, love…?  Perhaps, you prayed for guidance and an answer but the Lord GOD did not answer right away!  That’s because He has a set time to rescue you!  Life is but a test!  God just wants to see if you will be faithful to wait for the answer and for deliverance.  Don’t go out there and try to fix the problem yourself! 

JUST PRAY,  BELIEVE, AND WAIT UPON THE LORD!  Don’t be in a hurry to find a soul mate! 

JUST PRAY, BELIEVE, AND WAIT UPON THE LORD!  Don’t be in a hurry to run away from your problems! 

 JUST PRAY, BELIEVE, AND WAIT UPON THE LORD!  Don’t be too quick to judge another person because he/she hurt you! 

JUST PRAY, BELIEVE, AND WAIT UPON THE LORD!  You are not a judge, God is THE JUDGE  and vengeance belongs to HIM! Can not the Judge of all the earth do as He pleases? 

WAIT UPON THE LORD!  If you don’t wait, you just may say something, do something, or make the wrong decision concerning your life and problems.  Maybe the decision you make will make matters worse!  How long have you been in the wilderness?  Honestly, do you have another 40 years to give to the enemy?  Aren’t you tired of serving on the wrong side of the fence? Aren’t you tired of making mistakes? 

 However, God does not make mistakes!  GOD IS AMAZING!  Furthermore, God really loves you and He is just waiting to see what you will do.  Don’t forget, you will be tried and tested!  But remember the Word says,  “After that ye have suffered a while:  the God of all grace who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus make you perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”  (I Peter 5:10)     

IT iS AMAZING!  There are four glorious things being done unto you every day you live! 

 (1) God is perfecting the you because you are part of His Body. You don’t belong to yourself!   He is taking out things in your life that weigh you down.  God is de-rooting the junk in your life just as you use virus protection for your computer. 

(2)  God is establishing His Word into your membranes (sould, body, spirit) so that you don’t walk back into sin!  When, Mr. or Ms. Trick comes along, you WILL NOT follow them and they CAN NOT lead you astray!  Right away, you will recognize the devil in sheep’s clothing and you will say (with Holy Ghost authority and boldness), “In the name of Jesus, I rebuke you devil(s).”   

(3) God is strengthening you to WITHSTAND the devil!   You will receive Holy Ghost power to fight and your weapons are not carnal but spiritual weapons.  You don’t need bullets.  God will put His Spirit in you and give you gainsay over your enemies.

(4) God is settling you in His Word so you WILL BE UNMOVABLE!    You will not be running, changing your phone number ever so often, and/or changing your residence because you’re trying to ditch and avoid certain people.  You will be able to look the enemy in the face and say,  “Look I’m telling you not to bother me, not to call me, and don’t even look at me because I BELONG TO THE LORD…I don’t do those things anymore….I don’t drink anymore…I don’t do drugs anymore…I don’t cheat anymore…I don’t have sex out of wedlock…I don’t want to sin any more against the Lord GOD…and so on…”  Frankly, people better be careful how they treat, tmept, and cheat you!  God’s eyes are upon His people and His ears are open unto their prayers and cries!   

NOW THAT IS AMAZING! 

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Worldwide Christians: “You may be CAST DOWN but not OUT!”

You don’t have to believe me!  But if you are wise, take notice to everything happening in the world today.  There is trouble in the news, trouble next door, trouble abroad, trouble with the politicians, trouble with the police, trouble at the airports, trouble with high food prices, trouble with no employment, trouble with sickness and disease, trouble with in-laws, trouble with kids, trouble between married couples, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble.

THE WRITTEN WORD:

Apostle Paul was an authority on trouble as he caused a great deal of havoc to the early Christians!  He said, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;  we are perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed.”  (II Corinthians 4:8-9) 

Every day you take out the garbage and throw out the trash.  When you open up the lid (in hot weather), the contents in the barrel smells!  That’s the way our sins smell up to the Highest levels in HEAVEN!   Just like you throw out the rotten things and the unwanted things, you must weed out the ugly things within yourself.  There are things in our lives that prohibit our “spiritual” growth!  LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT AND HINDRANCE!   We cannot use trouble as an excuse to sin!  ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO JESUS CHRIST!  Apostle Paul said that “…we are not distressed…we are not in despair…we are not forsaken…and we are not destroyed.”    However, Paul admitted that “…we are troubled…we are perplexed…we are persecuted…and we are cast down…”  BUT WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS WHO STRENGTHENS US!   

Every day you get up, get moving…keep striving to be better than yesterday as the enemy will test you.  Keep on praying to the Lord and HE WILL ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS!

May the Lord Bless you! 

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Worldwide Christians: “The Lord is Blessing Us, Right now!”

Let’s all Praise the Lord and shout Hallelujah!  Do you know how much this means to the Lord GOD?  He inhabits the praises of His people and that includes YOU!

No matter what is going on in your life, you should get up everyday thanking the Lord for another day not promised to you!!!!!  You did not wake up yourself…your brother did not wake you up…your children did not wake you up…  Perhaps, you did hear the baby crying….or the phone rang… or somebody knocked at the front door, but none of those things woke you up.  IT IS BY THE GRACE OF GOD THAT YOU ARE HERE TODAY!

It is His grace that keeps you and the angels (who are given charge over you) monitors and records your every words and deeds!  For example, the Lord GOD tells the angels,  “Go down to earth and wake up Constance…don’t let her have a stroke or break a leg…allow her to wash her face, comb her hair, clothe herself, eat breakfast (lunch and dinner and seven snacks), but keep her from all hurt, harm, and danger!   I know this sounds mundane to some, but think about the people in the hospitals and hospice care who cannot get out-of-bed, brush their teeth, bathe themselves, walk without assistance, etc.  I’ll bet they’d trade places with you right now! 

THE WRITTEN WORD:

“Remember me (Constance), O Lord with favor that thou bearest unto thy people:  O visit me with thy salvation; that I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.  We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.”  (Psalm 106:4-6) 

BUT  “Nevertheless he [GOD] saved them for his name’s sake that he might make his mighty power to be khnown. He reubked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.  AND HE SAVED THEM FROM THE HAND OF HIM THAT HATED THEM, AND REDEEMED THEM FROM THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.  AND THE WATERS COVERED THEIR ENEMIES:  there was not one of them left.  THEN BELIEVED THEY HIS WORDS; THEY SANG HIS PRAISE…”  (Psalm 106:6-12)

“PRAISE YE THE LORD.  I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  The works of the Lord are great…honourable and glorious…and his righteousness endureth forever…”  (Psalm 111:1-2) 

Sounds good to me.  Forever is a long, long, long, long, long, long time.

Have a Blessed DAY!

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Worldwide Christians: “You can go from the worst to the BEST!”

With God, all things are possible to him that believes!  YES!  You may be like the bad thief (who hung on a cross next to JESUS) and deserved his punishment  as stated by his own admission.  He recognized his sins and he accepted his just desert; but he acknowledged the innocent blood of Jesus Christ and he asked to be with the Lord in his kingdom. 

What did Jesus tell the bad thief who was godly sorry?    Answer:  TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE!   Well now, like it or not, you can be with the Lord in paradise where you are.  As Apostle Paul said, “I’ve learned whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content…I know how to be abased and I know how to abound…”   (Philippians 4:11)   

Furthermore,  John the Baptist answered many questions from the people who wanted to be saved.  One group of publicans asked John, “Master what shall we do”   (Luke 3:12)  John said,  “Exact no more than that which is appointed you.”  (Luke 3:13)  Then, soldiers came to John saying,  “What shall we do?  And he [John] said unto them, Do no violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and BE CONTENT WITH YOUR WAGES.”  (Luke 3:14) 

Yes, there is room for improvement in all of our lives as “…all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…”   We must look at the life of king David who had a heart after God’s own heart:  meaning, David repented for his mistakes and sins against God and mankind!  David was not perfect but he recognized his sins and he was godly sorrowful!   Afterwards, all of the kings of Judah and Israel were compared to king David…either they had a heart after David’s heart or not!  Frankly, the Lord GOD made a covenant with king David which stands FOREVER!  And the Lord GOD is a covenant-making God with all Christians who will not see death but LIFE EVERLASTING!!!!

You can take that to the bank as well!

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Worldwide Christians: “IT SHALL NOT COME NIGH THEE!” Psalm 9l:7

Whenever the Lord does something for you, you’ve got to thank Him (even if you don’t understand how the thing is going to work out!)   I was talking to a man who worked out of state for several years.  With tears in his eyes, he told me that finally he got a good paying job in-state.  Naturally, the salary was a little bit less than his usual income but he was able to be with his family and little kids.  I told him that there is no price tag on family value and he agreed.  Then, he asked me, “Do you think this is what God wants me to do?”  OH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY!

You see, the Lord comes through in the nick of night…the old folks use to say in the nineth hour!  Or, you may understand it this way,  “He may not come when you want  Him but  He is always on time!”   Praise Him…PRAISE HIM… PRAISE THE LORD ON HIGH!  

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, HE IS MY REFUGE AND MY FORTRESS:  MY GOD; in him will I trust.  Surely he shall deliver me form the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.  He shall cover thee with his feathers and under his wings shalt thou trust:  his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”   (Psalm 91:1-4) 

If  “…you are dwelling the the secret place of the most High,”  you are safe because you are protected under the wings and in the shadows of the Almighty God.  You are invisible to the enemy, but you may seem them fall with your naked eye or rather “…see the reward of the wicked…”  (Psalm 91:8)   Whether the pestilence or terror walks at night or noonday…whether the arrow flieth by night or day…whether the lion is roaring and seeking whom he may devour…whether the plague hits your street or your neighbor’s house…whether a thousand fall at your side…whether ten thousand fall at your right hand, “IT SHALL NOT COME  NIGH THEE…”

I want you to say this every morning, during the day, throughout the night, bedtime, and when you wake up during the night: “It shall not some nigh me…It shall not come nigh me…It shall not come nigh me…It shall not come nigh me…It shall not come nigh me…It shall not come nigh me…”   

WHATEVER THE IT IS, “It shall not come nigh thee…”   And you can take that to the bank!!!!! NOW BELIEVE IT!

May the Lord GOD bless you!

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